in contumaciam

adverb

in con·​tu·​ma·​ci·​am
¦inˌkȯntəˈmäkēˌäm
: in contempt of or in disobedience to an order or summons of a court
used chiefly in ecclesiastical law of one who has refused to submit to or appear in a court and who is thereupon convicted or condemned in his absence

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, in contumacy

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“In contumaciam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20contumaciam. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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